Rock City gives $30K!
May 23, 2017
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What is it? A one-of-a-kind floating aquaponics greenhouse.
What is needed? We are raising funds to help construct the dock ($75,000), greenhouse ($35,000), and technology/supplies ($40,000).
What is the timeframe? Our goal is to begin with phase 1 by by raising $60000 for the dock by the spring of 2017.
More info: Fairyland School has a unique opportunity to provide its student's with a first class, state of the art Aquaponics Greenhouse on our school pond. This aquaponics center will fit into our school wide plan to create STEAM opportunities for our students. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Fairyland has been know for academic excellence, but we want to provide a learning space for our students to explore and innovate using renewable resources and technology. We want to provide them with a space where they can do research and become problem solvers. For those that don't know, aquaponics is a method of creating and growing plants in a enclosed environment. This center will have 4 holding tanks in the bottom followed by a dome over the top that will be recycling water and nutrients to the greenhouse dome above. This will be the only one of its kind floating greenhouse and aquaponics center in the world but we need your help. The plan is to grow organic strawberries and tomatoes. We will harvest them and using art, market and brand these to be sold throughout the Chattanooga area. Our goal is also to use the funds from these to help 3rd world countries by raising awareness of hunger and look to give back by raising money for other aquaponics centers. Our students will learn how and what they do can impact and help others. We are asking for a donation of any amount to cover the cost of the dock and dome. Because we are a small school we can not do this on our own. Will you consider partnering with us today?
You can partner with us by giving any donation or at any of the levels below:
$25,000 - Legacy Level
$10,000 - Visionary Level
$5,000 - Benefactor Level
$1,000 - Patron Level
$500 - Friend Level
$100 - Memory Brick Level
*Note - all levels will qualify for a brick with an inscription of your choice. All donations are 100% tax deductible. Those giving above the Memory Brick Level will have have their names placed on plaque outside of the Aquaponics Center.